Directed by Padmakumar and written by S Suresh Babu, Kanal is a revenge thriller starring Mohanlal in the lead. The film is set against the backdrop of recession in gulf countries. Beginning with Prithviraj's voice over, the film revolves around four strange men from different backgrounds who criss cross each other. How their lives are interlinked with each other and with their past forms the crux of the story. To know more watch the film on theatres.
*Being a revenge thriller the film is rich in all elements such as intriguing events,greed, murder, lots of money and sizzling women. *Mohanlal pulls off his role with ease. Whereas Anoop Menon deserves a special mention for his matured act.
*Atul Kulkarni walks away with accolades for his performance as a baddie businessman.
*Vinod Illampally's camera work is appealing with visually thrilling shots, especially the aerial visuals.
*Ousepachan's background score enhances the mood of the thriller.
*Slow paced screenplay is the biggest drawback of the film.
*The film losses its momentum at many points leading to confused narrative.
*Wrong placement of songs is another spoiler.
The performance of the lead cast played by Mohanlal, Atul Kulkarni and Anoop Menon is the highlight of the film.
Verdict: An average revenge thriller, watchable for the performance of Mohanlal and Anoop Menon.